Tunisia picks Engie-Nareva duo to deploy 120MWp solar project

Consortium bags contract for Gafsa PV plant after submitting a bid of US$0.0272/kWh, for 500MW solar tender meant to kickstart still-dormant clean energy market.

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ADB launches plan to repower diesel-reliant Maldives with solar hybrids

Roadmap backed by development financier will see solar–battery–diesel mixes replace diesel-only mini-grids across 48 islands.

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Enel powers up 475MW of auction-backed bifacial solar in Brazil

São Gonçalo PV project is being billed as South America’s largest and has a 133MW extension underway. Meanwhile, EDPR secures PPA for 66MW plant in Paraiba.

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City of London tendering for 55GWh of renewables annually

The City of London Corporation has put out a notice of procurement for up to 55GWh of renewable energy per year.

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US lawmakers propose clean energy credit push to take US to net zero

House E&C Committee will table act requiring suppliers to procure increasing volumes of clean energy or face compliance payments, in a bid to reach a clean US economy by mid-century.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro defies regulator to spare solar from grid tax

‘Forget [regulator] Aneel … the tax will be ZERO’, controversial president tells social media users as he acts to block grid fee for net-metered installations in latest PV-friendly move.

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IFC to help Bangladesh find IPP for 35-50MW solar project

World Bank body will back competitive bidding process for lowland PV plant, hoped by its sponsors to be the first of series in land-scarce, overcrowded Asian country.

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Canada’s Solar Provider Group enters Brazilian PV with US$250m push

The Canadian firm is looking for local development partners and corporate offtakers to kickstart operations in the Latin American country.

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ACWA Power progresses Ethiopia solar bid with ‘first of a kind’ 250MW solar PPA

ACWA Power has penned two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Ethiopia’s state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power for 250MWac of solar in the nation.

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Blows to bifacial, African blackouts, climate warnings: Solar’s top stories of 2019 (part four)

Cecilia Keating concludes PV Tech’s end-of-year review, with a look back at Q4 2019’s highlights, where bifacial modules narrowly missed being added to President Trump’s broader suite of solar tariffs, free-market solar swept Europe, the world’s climate priorities were put under the microscope at COP25, and sub-Saharan Africa wrestled with major energy crises.

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UL acquires microgrid software specialist HOMER Energy

HOMER Energy announced that it has been bought by global safety certification company UL, following the completion of the aquisition on 16 December.

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